This amazing event called "Wonderwalls Festival" has been happening since 2012 inviting every year different artists from all around the world to share their skills intervening different public spaces usually in a huge format. This year Port Kembla was the chosen location.
Locals and organizers told us the same reason, the area it's like a ghost town. This neighborhood used to be really popular and touristic but, due to a work crisis in the ending '90s, the people migrate to other cities leaving it as it is today, a "desolate industrial sector".
The city is full of grey walls thanks to its industrial history. This is why "Wonderwalls Festival"decided to put some color around and lift up the area.
INTERVIEWING ARTISTS AND VISITORS...
we confirmed how positive the impact is and how Street Art can be a powerful tool to improve the environment and encourage the community to share take care of their own public spaces.
“For some communities Street art is a really important way of creating something of beauty and hope in a place that might be more rundown, more challenged, more discouraging for people to live in because it hasn’t been loved, because there aren’t the resources locally to care for it, then I think Street art has a whole other message that is about lifting up the neighborhood, lifting up the people who live there showing that people care about it”, -Wonderwalls Festival Visitor.
(Wonderwalls Festival 2019 Visitor)
At FLOP we believe that Street Art can have a huge positive impact on people daily lives and also, it can lift up all communities giving light and putting more color into the public space.
That is why we love to create this type of content! We do it to put a voice out and show the world a way of improving the daily life inside any community using ART as a tool of change.
Thank you to the organizers and the artists who gave us a minute of their busy and tidy schedule to have a chat with us!